NORTHERN LIGHTS from CHENA HOT SPRINGS Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
One day I will sit in the Chena Hot Springs on a cold Alaskan night, and above me will shine the greens and blues and pinks of the northern lights. I will you know. I'm channeling visions of me doing that exact thing in that exact location as we speak.
HEAR A LION ROAR Kruger National Park, South Africa
This one has already been fulfilled, but so long ago that it's just a distant memory. Years ago I left South Africa with my family for a very different life in Canada. A Kruger safari was one of my last experiences and one of the few memories I have of my first home.
BURJ KHALIFA - TALLEST BUILDING - SO FAR! United Arab Emirates
The Burj Khalifa, at 160 stories breaks a whole pile of records - tallest building in the world, tallest free standing structure in the world, highest outdoor observation deck in the world .... But forget all those stats - I don't need numbers to be mesmerized.
BREACHING HUMPBACKS and 2.5 TON BABIES Turks and Caicos
Salt Cay at Turks and Caicos is a humpback winter nursery where 2.5 ton baby whales are born and nurtured. Mothers drift through sparkling waters, calves shadowing their every move, amid eerie calls that form a strange and beautiful language.
THE REAL FLOATING MOUNTAINS OF PANDORA Wulingyuan National Park, China
The sun is no more than a gold halo over distant peaks. Thick clouds blanket lush valleys. I channel a little of that creative genius director James Cameron is so famous for, (and perhaps I squint just a little). And I see those mountains 'floating'.
NEW YEAR'S EVE - WATCHED BY 1 BILLION PEOPLE Times Square, New York, United States
Voices will chant a raucous countdown, watch the famous ball drop and sing Auld Lang Syne. And people from around the world, from diverse cultures and religions, from homes of plenty and of poverty, men, women and children will unite in celebration.
One day (soon!) I will stand atop the highest peak of a south sea island with snow white sands and sapphire seas. It will have been a very short climb up from an average of only one meter above the sparkling sea to my observation point at only five meters.
HOLI FESTIVAL OF COLOUR - IT's ALL ABOUT THE LOVE Vrindavan, India
I'll happily dance in the street, throw powdered dye at strangers, and just as happily be doused from head to toe. Yesterdays somber crowd of strangers are transformed today into one joyful glorious mass of colour.
FOODIE FANTASY - SEASONS OF MY HEART COOKING SCHOOL Oaxaca, Mexico
Susana Trilling, I hope you have an apron with my name on it because Seasons of My Heart sounds like a fantastic way to take a foodie's dream holiday and do my Mexican food loving family a favour at the same time!
WINTER GLAMPING - BEST WAY TO DITCH THE C-C-COLD FOR COSY! Switzerland
Who says I can't go for a girls weekend in the wilderness and love it? Or spend a week sharing a tent with dirty boisterous kids and come out clean and sane? Glamping says you can and the options are as varied as your imagination.